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Men to be extradited

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Three men from eastern Pennsylvania will face extradition from Ohio on charges stemming from their alleged theft of a motor vehicle in Bedford County overnight on Nov. 5, according to state police at Bedford. Joshua J. Barton, 18, Mount Joy; Alex M. Creager, 19, Marietta; and David M. Skalla, ...

Dems see hope in local races

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Democrats may not have swept into local power here as they did in much of the country Tuesday, but supporters have spotted hopeful signs even in deep-red central Pennsylvania. Republicans in Virginia were shocked by the scale of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam’s win, and ...

Shed lawsuit withdrawn

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A federal lawsuit in which a Frankstown Township couple contended the local zoning code was being “selectively enforced” has been temporarily withdrawn so the case can be heard by the Zoning Board of Appeals. Attorney Theodore J. Krol of Hollidaysburg, representing James ...

Two more teens charged in burglary

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Two more teenagers have been charged in a burglary of a 20th Street apartment where about $9,000 in electronics were stolen. Jared Williams, 18, of 130 Mountain View Drive, Hollidaysburg, and Teia K. Massaro, 18, of 4909 Highland Drive, Altoona, were arraigned this week on felony conspiracy, ...

Tyrone man loses appeal; must serve prison sentence

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A Tyrone man who was arrested for a marijuana grow operation in his home after a state police “trash pull” in 2011 has lost his final appeal and will be required to serve a state prison sentence of one to 10 years. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court this week refused further hearing of the ...

Area briefs

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BELLWOOD Veterans Day concert today Bellwood Council of Churches and Bellwood Community Choir will hold a free Veterans Day celebration and concert at 2:30 p.m. today at the Bellwood-Antis High School Auditorium. MARTINSBURG Borough sets parade The eighth annual Martinsburg Christmas ...

Marriage licenses

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Editor’s note: The following infor­mation was provided by the prothonotary’s offices at area county courthouses. Blair County Steven M. Kephart II and Jessica S. Davis, both of Duncansville. Brian T. McFee and Emma M. Wagner, both of Altoona. Robert L. Johnston and Ashley Robinson, ...

Divorces

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Blair County FEDESCO — Donald J.; Barbara M., both of Altoona. Married Aug. 9, 2008. GATES — James D., Duncansville; Teresa J., Altoona. Married Aug. 25, 2005. BRENDLEN — Maxine N., New Enterprise; Charles H. Jr., Linden, Va. Married Dec. 3, 1990. SMITH — Richard D. Jr., Tyrone; ...

Deeds

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Blair County Brian and Sonya Wible to Derln Enterprises LLC, 1417-1419 Bald Eagle Ave., Tyrone, $33,750. Richard Catalano to Matthew and Christine Stever, property in Greenfield Township, $34,250. Gaylene Gahagan to Brian and Jody Gahagan, property in Martinsburg, $150,000. Joseph and ...

Veterans tell stories at Saint Francis University museum

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LORETTO — War stories abounded at an informal Veterans Day event hosted by Saint Francis University at its Keirn Family World War II Museum. Civilians and veterans mingled in the rooms of the house-turned-museum. Photos and real correspondence between World War II soldiers and families ...

GOP loses request to shield map info

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HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Legislature’s two highest-ranking Republican leaders were ordered Thursday to turn over documents related to development of the state’s latest congressional districts map, which a lawsuit claims has given the GOP an unconstitutional edge in elections. A ...

PSU payouts on Sandusky abuse claims now top $100M

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HARRISBURG — Penn State disclosed Friday it recently paid out an additional $16 million to people with claims they were sexually abused by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, raising the total over several years to more than $100 million. It’s not clear how many people shared ...

Police: Man had pound of marijuana in minivan

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A Juniata man is behind bars after police say he had a pound of marijuana in his minivan. James T. Brunson II, 35, of 211 N. Fifth Ave., rear, was arrested Wednesday evening by Altoona police after a traffic stop on the 200 block of East Chestnut Avenue. According to the charges, Altoona ...

Logan Township budget contains no tax increase

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Logan Township supervisors on Thursday approved a tentative 2018 budget with no tax increase — although the plan calls for using almost all of the township’s nearly $1 million reserve. The township will continue to levy 1.34 mills of property tax. It is already at the maximum 0.5 ...

A salute to service

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Command Sgt. Major Harry Zeznanski of Bedford County was the guest speaker during a Veterans Day service held Thursday in front of the Blair County Courthouse. The event, organized by the county veterans affairs office, prepared recognition certificates for 12 veterans from ...

Appvion to consolidate some of its operations

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APPLETON, Wis. — Appvion Inc. will consolidate the majority of the carbonless paper coating and rewinding operations currently performed at its plant in Appleton, Wis., to its integrated pulp and paper mill in Roaring Spring. The company also will relocate the Appleton plant’s sheeting ...

City man pleads in fatal shooting

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 20-year-old Altoona man will serve 58 to 116 months in a state prison for last year’s accidental fatal shooting of his longtime friend. Michael “Tony” Corle, charged in the Sept. 29, 2016, death of 21-year-old William T. “Billy” Callan, entered guilty pleas ...

Briefcase

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Hoss’s treating veterans Veterans can eat free from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House locations. With valid identification, veterans can choose from one of several entrees. Sheetz offers vets free meal Sheetz Inc. will thank veterans and active duty military ...

Logan’s top cop Mercer resigns

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Logan Township Police Chief Tim Mercer will resign in March, because of a medical issue that he didn’t publicly specify. Township supervisors accepted Mercer’s resignation letter Thursday, with each one present saying “with regret” or “reluctantly.” “You set the bar high,” ...

Bellwood residents laud benefits of $2 million trail plan

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BELLWOOD — Residents lauded a $2 million plan to construct a 2-mile trail in the Bellwood region for its possible tourism and recreation benefits. Several dozen people visited the Bellwood-Antis Public Library Wednesday evening to study drawings of the proposed route and to listen to a ...